Press Releases

Green Century Leads Shareholder Effort to Eliminate Deforestation in Grain Trade

Dec 22, 2020

A Green Century° led group of institutional investors have filed resolutions at ADM and Bunge over concerns about their contributions to deforestation and native vegetation clearance in Latin America, particularly Brazil.  

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Illinois State Treasurer Frerichs Leads Effort Calling on Facebook to Separate CEO and Board Chair to Reduce Investor Risk Amid Controversy

Dec 17, 2020

Green Century was part of a coalition of institutional investors calling for the separation of the positions of CEO and Board chair at Facebook.

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Green Century Applauds Aramark* for Prompt Progress on Deforestation

Nov 18, 2020

Green Century commends Aramark, one of the world’s largest food service providers, for quickly making progress on its no-deforestation commitment.

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Hormel Foods* Reverses Opposition to California Animal Welfare Law, Following Green Century Engagement

Nov 12, 2020

Green Century has successfully engaged Hormel Foods to improve its animal welfare practices.

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Tyson Foods’* New Deforestation Policy Is Substandard

Nov 12, 2020

Tyson Foods’ new Forest Protection Standard fails to meet investors’ expectations or eliminate the company’s exposure to deforestation.

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Costco* Communicates Conservation and Climate Commitments

Nov 11, 2020

Green Century has withdrawn a shareholder resolution with Costco Wholesale Corporation, the second largest retailer in the world, after the company published both a Forest Conservation Commitment and a Climate Action Plan.

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STATEMENT: P&G Shareholders Resoundingly Support Deforestation Shareholder Proposal

Oct 13, 2020

Procter & Gamble (P&G) shareholders overwhelming voted in support of a Green Century shareholder resolution, calling on the company to eliminate deforestation and forest degradation in its supply chain. 

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Green Century-led Coalition of Investors Warn Indonesia Legislation Threatens Tropical Forests

Oct 9, 2020

This week, Green Century° released a letter, signed by 36 global investors, representing more than $4.1 trillion in assets under management, in opposition to a bill that would roll back the environmental protections that have helped stem deforestation across Indonesia.

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Exxon* Exposed: Oil and Gas Companies Continue to Lobby Against Climate Action

Oct 5, 2020

Even as oil and gas companies roll out slick new public marketing campaigns about their various “green” initiatives, behind the scenes they continue to spend millions of dollars lobbying against measures to combat climate change.

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